Switching from node.js to golang

Golang is the best language for building scalable, high-performance applications. Its simplicity, concurrency support, and performance make it a clear choice for developers who want to build efficient, scalable applications with minimal effort.

Switching from node.js to golang

As a developer, I have always been a fan of JavaScript and its various frameworks, particularly node.js. However, when it came to building large-scale applications with high performance requirements, I found myself constantly battling with the limitations of node.js.

That's when I decided to give golang a try.

Golang, or Go, is a statically-typed, compiled programming language developed by Google. It is known for its simplicity, concurrency, and performance.

After making the switch, I immediately noticed the difference in speed and efficiency. Golang's compiled nature allows for faster execution and the ability to handle more concurrent requests. This was particularly useful for the high-traffic applications I was building.

The language itself is also very straightforward and easy to learn. Its simplicity and clear syntax make it a breeze to read and write. Additionally, the Go community is incredibly helpful and supportive, providing a wealth of resources and tutorials for newcomers.

One of the best things about golang is its built-in concurrency support. This allows for the creation of highly-scalable, parallel applications with minimal effort. This was a game-changer for me, as I no longer had to rely on external libraries or frameworks to handle concurrent requests.

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine, while golang is a statically-typed, compiled language developed by Google. This means that golang offers faster execution and better performance than node.js.

Another difference is the way they handle concurrency. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model, which allows it to handle multiple concurrent requests. However, golang has built-in support for concurrency, making it easier and more efficient to create parallel applications.

In terms of simplicity and ease of use, golang has a clear advantage. Its syntax is clean and straightforward, making it easy to read and write. Additionally, the Go community is very helpful and provides a wealth of resources for beginners.

In summary, switching from node.js to golang has greatly improved my development experience. I am now able to build high-performance, scalable applications with ease thanks to golang's simplicity, concurrency support, and performance. I am happy to have made the switch and can confidently say that I will never go back to node.js.


Vinayak Mishra

Vinayak Mishra, a Cricket Enthusiast with keen interest in web and mobile applications. Hails from Mithila, Nepal, married to Rani and dad to his bundle of joy Bunu. Lives in New Delhi, India. You can follow him on Twitter or check out his website, vnykmshr.com.